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Old 04-19-2010, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Michelin (primacy/energy mxv4) or Bridgestone turanza serenity

Hi All,

I have a 2006 Avalon Limited and plan to replace the tires. I don't have the tire pressure sensor system. I want a tire that is quiet, good in rain and snow, good tread wear, good handling, and gives a comfortable ride. I plan to stick with the 215/R55/17 (OEM). The current Michelin energy mxv4 s8 started to cause the car to spin on wet pavement after I had about 20k miles on the tires. I tryin to decide between the Bridgestone turanza serenity, the Michelin energy mxv4 s8, and the Michelin primacy mxv4. Can you let me know what you think about each tire? I do city/suburb/beltway and open road driving. Thanks
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Michelin primacy mxv4

Michelin primacy mxv4. I drive long distance and many downtown locations and the tire is flawless although expensive.

My 2 cents.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Michelin Primacy MXV4 rated #1 by Consumer Reports April edition. I have them. Wanted mileage rating. Discount Tire $600 OTD with full road hazard warranty. Much better than Michelin Energy which did not have mileage rating.
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I cant talk to snow performance but I can tell you that I had the Turenza Serenities on my Acura TL and liked them a lot. Quiet, comfortable ride and excellent handling dry or wet.

Have you looked at http://www.tirerack.com/? Lots of good info there.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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go for the Yokohama prada spec-x tires (tirerack has them)

designed for SUVs and big cars like the avalon and chrylser 300C - best bang for buck if you want a big name brand
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have Serenity's on 2 cars and they do as advertised. I actually gave the brand new factory tires off of our Avalon to one of our kids so we could have the Serenity's on our new car. They are comfortable, quiet, and stay that way for many miles. The Michelin reviews indicate that they handle better, including rain, but have some complaints about noise after 10K miles. Tirerack reviews are excellent for information and I believe you can limit the review search to tires on your model car. What Porsche drivers expect from a tire might very from what Avalon drivers prefer from the same tire.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I too, have a 2006 Avalon to replace tires. Here is what I ran into, the energy mxv4 that came on the car are v (149mph) rated. I also was looking at the primacy mxv4 tire as rated by Tirerack, first Michelin told me that was thier top rated touring tire and would be excellant for the Avalon, but found out later they are only rated at h (130mph). My question was who drives that fast and how would 19mph make any different? I was to get the tires thru Sam's club, they did not have the primacy mxv4 in stock, special order, then found out after several weeks of waiting for the tire to be available that they would only install the same rated tires as the original equipment tire. There is no v rated primacy on the market in our size, 215/55/17 according to Michelin. Michelin then backed up their comments that only the v rated tire was designed for the Avalon and not recommend any lower rated tire. My guess now they are covering their a**. They told me that a v rated primacy will be coming out July 1, 2010. I plan on waiting till then for the primacy with 60m warranty if my tires hold out till then. Hope this helps, Tom
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I bought the Turanza's about 5 months ago and love them. Quiet, great in snow and rain. I drive about 3000 - 4000 per month and will get them again.
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I have the Goodyear Comfortred Tourings...these are the new ones not the old Comfortred. They ride nice, 70K mi warranty, v-rated....about 145 each
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I put Hydro edge michelens on the wifes car and have a set for my Camry when the oe are worn out.

http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele...ydroedge-tires

Her car with the Hydro edge stopped better than anything I have ever seen in the snow and slush. 90k warranty.
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I really like the Energy MXV4, very quiet, great wear ability decent in snow. Over all VERY good tire.
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I've seen in past threads that dealers will not put on anything other than OEM rated tires, but I don't understand why. When I got my '08 Avalon I took the OEM Michelins off and put on Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds and they are rated at 93H, not V. The Goodyear dealer didn't even question the rating difference. And if you think about it, when a car gets really old and is in the used car market people have a tendency to put cheap tires on them.
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